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Broad Ripple Park Family Center wins council approval

Building will include health facility
Posted at 10:46 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 22:47:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis City-County Council gave the green light Monday for a building in Broad Ripple Park that will be used as a family center and a health clinic.

It's a proposal that been met with opposition by some, while supported by others.

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Earlier, the Metropolitan Development Commission voted 6-1 to approve the zoning variance needed for this project. It was zoned for park usage, but the variance allows for part of the family center to house a healthcare facility.

The current family center will be demolished and replaced with a new building with a gym, track, fitness area, and primary care facilities for Community Health Network.

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Some neighbors are worried it will create safety issues and cause more traffic.

The project is a partnership between Indy Parks and Community Health Network. Leaders for Indy Parks say it's a new way to fund a $19 million project they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.